NOM Loses Another Court Battle in Maine

BY Neal Broverman

September 08 2011 1:55 PM ET

The antigay National Organization for Marriage cannot escape disclosure of its financial contributions to the effort to end marriage equality in Maine, according to a federal appeals court in Augusta.

The latest decision upholds a ruling last month from a federal appeals court in Boston that turned down NOM's request to circumvent Maine's political action committee disclosure laws. The ruling effectively upheld "Maine's law requiring disclosure of independent expenditures in candidate elections," reports the Associated Press. 

The Augusta court Wednesday denied another hearing on the matter. NOM bankrolled the campaign to end marriage equality in Maine in 2009. NOM is still fighting with Maine to stop the release of the names of donors to its antigay crusades. 



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